RT Prepares For I-5 Project, Adds More Transit

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

RT officials are encouraging people to ride transit during the Fix I-5 construction project that starts this Friday. 

Alane Masui is with RT. She says they’ll be adding six light rail trips during peak commute times.   

"We’ll be adding three trips on the Blue Line from Meadowview to K Street and three trips on the Gold Line from Sunrise to the Sacramento Valley Station. And that’s from 6 AM to 9 AM and from 3 PM to 6 PM." 

Masui says 10 extra buses will also be on standby and dispatched to various routes as needed during peak commute hours. Parking is free at RT’s 18 park-and-ride lots throughout the light rail system.    

The money to operate the additional light rail and bus trips comes from Caltrans.